Going on a first date involves a series of semi-expected acts , such as starting a conversation, suggesting the switch from an app to WhatsApp , and asking someone if they want to go out with you on a date while simultaneously trying not to go too hard. The key to striking the right balance is behind-the-scenes preparation, and part of it lies in choosing the right place for your date . If you have a favorite dating site (they have the best tartar in town! Not that it’s your fault), fine. If you don’t have it, curry it up a bit Look for sites with some of the Signature Cocktail Menu rolland with a price range that, given the case of paying the entire bill, will not blow up the budget for next week’s purchase. And most importantly: choose a place that doesn’t get too bad for your date.
Keep Track, But Don’t Overwhelm
Once you both know the details of the date, you don’t need to talk to the other person on a daily basis . You definitely shouldn’t go around sending good morning or good night messages if you don’t know each other in real life. What you should do is call the person in question at least an hour before the appointment with a simple “is it still going on tonight?”
Too much communication before the date will leave you with nothing to talk about on the actual date. Along the same lines, never look at their old Instagram story highlights or “like” old tweets . In fact, do not interact with their social networks . If you already have three appointments and are on your way to the fourth, you can do it there. Yes, even if you have your social media profiles linked to Tinder and you’re an aspiring influencer promoting hair-strengthening products.
Don’t Even Think About Wearing Flip Flops
Dress well. If you would wear them to go to Disney in July, you probably shouldn’t take them on a first date . You don’t have to be trying to be Timothée Chalamet on the Cannes red carpet, but you should wear clean, wrinkle-free, season- appropriate clothing . Put on some non-jean pants, a messageless T-shirt, and a denim jacket and you’re done.
Do Not Use Your Mobile During The Entire Appointment
Unless you’re an on-call doctor, you’d better not even think about taking your phone out of your pocket to check messages when your appointment goes to the bathroom. Using the phone during a date conveys that you are bored with your date, and despite what the flirts of the early 2000s promised, that is no way to get people interested in you more. On the seventh date, both of you will be using your cell phones throughout the night. Wait till then.
Set The Stage
If you think there is a slim chance that the words “do you want to come?” come out of your mouth, your house must be clean . That means (in case you need me to sketch you) clean sheets, a clean bathroom, clean towels for someone to clean their hands, and no beard hair on any surface in the bathroom. Of course, you may end up cleaning the house for nothing , and not because it’s gross or anything, but because going to a strange uncle’s house can sometimes be scary serial killer movie level. But, in case someone does pass by, you don’t want to get caught with piles of food covered plates floating in the sink. That tells your date that this is not the home of a competent and responsible grown man.. Plus, it’s not doing you a favor in setting a sexy vibe, either.